The Bottom Line
- Thorough, broad coverage of TCP/IP concepts
- Examples relate TCP/IP to real-world usage
- New in third edition - BOOTP, DHCP, multicast
- Lengthy and verbose; not TCP/IP "in a nutshell"
- Part One introduces the basic concepts and architectural models associated with TCP/IP.
- Part Two describes the wide range of other network protocols related to TCP/IP.
- Part Three focuses on TCP/IP applications -- email, the Web, and network services for e-commerce.
- Part Four introduces specialized topics including network management, troubleshooting, and security.
Guide Review - "TCP/IP Clearly Explained" by Pete Loshin
Learning about TCP/IP and similar technical topics can seem intimidating at first. The author offers this sensible caution in his introduction: "If you are entirely new to networking, don't expect to 'get it' in a single reading." Clear, thorough explanations insure that all but the most advanced networkers will find this book a useful reference.